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The Mahabharata

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A new selection from the national epic of India

Originally composed in Sanskrit sometime between 400 BC and 400 AD, The Mahabharata-with one hundred thousand stanzas of verse-is one of the longest poems in existence. At the heart of the saga is a conflict between two branches of a royal family whose feud culminates in a titanic eighteen-day battle. Exploring such timeless subjects as dharma (duty), artha (purpose), and kama (pleasure) in a mythic world of warfare, magic, and beauty, this is a magnificent and legendary Hindu text of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent.

About the Author

J. D. Smith spent nine years as a lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies before moving to Cambridge University, where he is an emeritus reader of Sanskrit.

Table of Contents

The Mahabharata Preface

Pronunciation of Sanskrit

Introduction

The Mahabharata

1. Beginnings

2. The Hall

3. The Forest

4. Virata

5. Perseverance

6. Bhisma

7. Drona

8. Karna

9. Salya

10. The Night-raid

11. The Women

12. Tranquillity

13. Instruction

14. The Horse Sacrifice

15. The Hermitage

16. The Clubs

17. The Great Journey

18. The Ascent to Heaven

Variant Readings Adopted

Key to Names and Glossary

Further Reading

Map: The India of the Mahabharata

Genealogical Tables

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140446814
Author:
Smith, John D. (trn)
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Smith, John D.
Author:
Smith, John D.
Author:
Anonymous
Abridged by:
Smith, John D.
Abridged:
Smith, John D.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Hinduism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
7.82x5.08x1.70 in. 1.36 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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